What does rocket mean?

Definitions for rocket
ˈrɒk ɪtrock·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rocket, projectile(noun)

    any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

  2. rocket, rocket engine(noun)

    a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion

  3. rocket, roquette, garden rocket, rocket salad, arugula, Eruca sativa, Eruca vesicaria sativa(noun)

    erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender

  4. rocket, skyrocket(noun)

    propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon

  5. skyrocket, rocket(verb)

    sends a firework display high into the sky

  6. rocket, skyrocket(verb)

    shoot up abruptly, like a rocket

    "prices skyrocketed"

  7. rocket(verb)

    propel with a rocket

GCIDE

  1. Rocket(n.)

    any flying device propelled by the reactive force of hot gases expelled in the direction opposite its motion. The fuel used to generate the expelled gases in rockets may be solid or liquid; rockets propelled by liquid fuels typically have a combustible fuel (such as hydrogen or kerosene) which is combined inside the rocket engine with an oxidizer, such as liquid oxygen. Single liquid fuels (called monopropellants) are also known. Since rocket engines do not depend on a surrounding fluid medium to generate their thrust, as do airplanes with propellers or jet engines, they may be used for propulsion in the vacuum of space.

  2. Origin: [It. rocchetta, fr. rocca a distaff, of German origin. Named from the resemblance in shape to a distaff. See Rock a distaff.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rocket(noun)

    a cruciferous plant (Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad

  2. Rocket(noun)

    damewort

  3. Rocket(noun)

    rocket larkspur. See below

  4. Rocket(noun)

    an artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as niter, charcoal, and sulphur, and fastened to a guiding stick. The rocket is projected through the air by the force arising from the expansion of the gases liberated by combustion of the composition. Rockets are used as projectiles for various purposes, for signals, and also for pyrotechnic display

  5. Rocket(noun)

    a blunt lance head used in the joust

  6. Rocket(verb)

    to rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective

  7. Origin: [It. rocchetta, fr. rocca a distaff, of German origin. Named from the resemblance in shape to a distaff. See Rock a distaff.]

Freebase

  1. Rocket

    A rocket is a self-propelled, unguided weapon system powered by a rocket motor.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rocket

    rok′et, n. a firework which is projected through the air, used for making signals in war, and for saving life at sea by conveying a line over a stranded vessel.—v.i. to fly straight up rapidly when flushed.—ns. Rock′et-case, a case for holding the materials of a rocket; Rock′eter. [Old It. rocchetto; of Teut. origin. Cf. Rock, a distaff.]

  2. Rocket

    rok′et, n. any one of several ornamental Old World herbs of the genus Hesperis, of the mustard family. [O. Fr. roquette—L. eruca, cole-wort.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rocket

    The well-known pyrotechnical preparation, but modified to suit various purposes. A cylindrical case charged with a fiercely burning composition, the gases of which, rushing out from the after-end against the resisting atmosphere, propel the whole forward at a rate continually increasing, until the composition be expended. It is generally kept in balance by a long light stick or tail attached. The case is made of metal or paper, and variously headed to the amount of 32 lbs. if its purpose be war (see CONGREVE-ROCKETS); life-saving (by conveying a line over a stranded vessel); even the killing of whales, when reduced to 1, 2, or 3 lbs.; or, lastly, signals, for which it is fired straight upwards.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rocket

    A rocket is a projectile which is set in motion by a force residing within itself; it therefore performs the twofold function of piece and projectile. See Pyrotechny.

Editors Contribution

  1. rocket

    A type of aircraft or component of a spacecraft or space vehicle created and designed in various colors, engine, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes, styles, systems and technology created for use by a space agency for sending spacecraft or a space vehicle into space for various peaceful space projects or for scientific research projects.

    Rockets are used for launching spacecraft, sending up satellites into space and various other scientific projects or space related projects.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2017  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rocket in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rocket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rocket in a Sentence

  1. Oly Ilunga:

    Ebola is not rocket science, its very simple.

  2. Rocket Man:

    Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for Rocket Man.

  3. Art Caplan:

    And that list is growing fast. Like rocket ship fast.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The economy's going to just be absolutely like a rocket.

  5. Andrew House:

    I don't think it has been a kind of a rocket launch start.

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